Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Comments Gobbled

JUST SO everyone will know: While the Professor was off on sabunyipbatical, Blogger re-did its publishing software. There is no great improvement over the former back end, with one or two things being decidedly more cumbersome. Comments, for example, leave much to be desired -- valid ones get gobbled by the spam filter, and unless one goes back to the publishing system's dashboard page, there are no notations to indicate fresh observations have arrived.

Apologies to readers whose comments have not appeared. A trove of lost words has just turned up in the spam bin and all have been published. With any luck things will settle down soonish.


  1. Good game of golf today?get the yowies mind off twitt?could be another vowel like "A"it has become more difficult on your blog ! Could Comrade Konroi or one of the other Apparatchiki be involved ? we know it wasnt Tovarish Krudd he is a " nonperson"

    1. The Old and Unimproved DaveJune 27, 2012 at 7:33 AM

      Krudd is far too involved these days in taking the nation's pulse via Twitter. In fact, Kevin is getting so tweety lately, he probably tinks he taw a puddy tat.

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.June 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Gee, and I thought it was just me (although the decline in the number of comments did give me pause to think otherwise). Plenty of back reading for us all now anyway as we check the comments vibe.

  3. The Old and Unimproved DaveJune 27, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Yes, Elizabeth, it had me speculating whether the Bunyip had had some sort of epiphanic experience during his recent bout with the Dreaded Lurgi, and had gone and installed a banality filter, gently hinting that I had to lift my game.

    I wonder, should an author from the past actually appear to a fevered Bunyip, instructing him to banish from his blog all that is insipid or jejune, just who said author would be ?

  4. PhillipGeorge(c)2012June 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    When a Rabbi meets a point of perfect convergence with the Southern Baptist Fundies there's something to write about.
    But deafening silence from the "main stream" is inevitable. Too damned dumb? I can understand what goes on in double fisted love affairs in steamy bath houses but the average age of the Age punter really hasn't got a clue what happens inside a church. And I guess that is one conclusion. The
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  6. Professor, please do a fatigued Hardworking Australian Family Breadwinner a favour and take Jessica Irvine to the shed for a beating (metaphorically).


    Jessica is "Economics Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald" and she has "Hard figures [to] back case to open gates". Yet, there's not one hard figure presented to back any argument for increasing "humanitarian intake" offered. Instead it's a series of repeated assertions like "diversity is our strength", something that is an oxymoron on its surface.

    Jessica should visit Bankstown, a land of diversity making it strong, where unemployment is >20%, higher for 'the Youth', and the federal government will soon be trialing Income Management.


    The Economics Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald should be made to juxtapose "Dad offers free beer for a year to anyone giving his son an electrical apprenticeship" (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/dad-offers-free-beer-for-a-year-to-anyone-giving-his-son-an-electrical-apprenticeship/story-e6freuy9-1226409204210) with her statement "Australia's overall migration program is heavily focused on filling existing skills shortages and, hence, is skewed towards younger working people."

    Failing all that, and you could do her slowly prof (as the Labor-Leftards like to say), then how about Ms Irvine simply open the gates to her no doubt Inner City Terrace to several families who will otherwise be deployed to the Sydney South Western Suburbs. After all, she's morally obligated to do so, as she herself says.

    But, please Mr Bunyip, please take her to task.